In case anybody is interested, the MG lottery tickets for last night were center Orchestra, Row Z, right next to the sound mixing box -- not front Orchestra as the other thread reports. I sent my kids and they both reported enjoying the show even though my daughter had to sit on two boosters, and my son had to sit on his knees on two boosters to see anything!
My daughter is also 12 and has seen a number of shows this past year. She really enjoyed School of Rock, Phantom, My Fair Lady, Hamilton, and the Play that Goes Wrong. She was pretty neutral to be honest on Come From Away (thought the music all sounded Scottish and all the same). She also wasn't very keen on OOTI. She loved Bronx Tale (since closed), and really loves the music to DEH. She really also wants to see Wicked.
I won tickets to the Phantom matinee today and sent both kids. Tickets were front row (AA), house left, near the aisle. One usher asked my older one where her parents were, and instead of lying she just said, "They're not here." The usher evidently thought a moment, shrugged, and then told them to enjoy the show. So perhaps this is the easiest approach. (Both kids reported that they enjoyed the show quite a bit, and it was apparently sold out.)
I really am not trolling. My kids like the theater, but my wife and I don't. We've lived in NYC for years and never taken our kids to the theater. Two years ago my daughter asked if she could see Hamilton; I said no, but started entering the lottery, and eventually won. Since then, I've entered lotteries or done an occasional rush, so the kids can have the Broadway experience, which is really something unique to NYC. I do this only for shows whe
The 12 year old is stressed by the lying, but not the part about watching her brother. Her brother worships her and will listen to her, and I think both have good theater etiquette. They both have phones, and know to stick together. I just send them with a bit of money for snacks or souvenirs, and chill out at a bar within a few blocks of the theater, so they know I'm nearby if something came up.
I wasn't thinking of DEH in particular, no. I wouldn't send him to an SRO without an adult. But I do pretty regularly send the 7 and 12 year old together to shows unaccompanied, and the ushers have sometimes never said a word, and at other times have gotten panicked and insisted that a parent had to be there. The 12 year old to her credit usually makes something up about how her mom is already in the theater, but this stresses her out, and I was wondering i
Unaccompanied minors Sep 11
2018, 08:37:45 PM
I know that many shows have a minimum age requirement, but do any shows or theaters have explicit policies on minimum ages for UNACCOMPANIED minors?
Thanks for all the feedback on the idea of taking the younger kid to the theater. I guess there are two issues, and the first is: will he be able to see anything? The answer seems to be "no", unless he's on a box, and even then it sounds marginal. Unfortunately, I really don't want to shell out for "real" seats for him... I find it just too expensive to do anything other than rush or lottery.
My children love the music and have been begging to see this show. One is 12 and the other is 7. Both are relatively short. Assuming they can handle the standing itself without getting fidgety, are super short guests going to be able to see anything? (My son is only 46" tall.)